Case Reports

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  1. Case report

    Clinical improvement of renal amyloidosis in a patient with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis who received tocilizumab treatment: a case report and literature review

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a common rheumatic disease in children and adolescents. Although JIA may cause secondary amyloidosis, this is a rare complication in patients with JIA and other rheumatic...

    Songkiat Chantarogh, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Thipwimol Tim-Aroon and Suchin Worawichawong

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:159

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  2. Case report

    Ultrastructural deposits appearing as “zebra bodies” in renal biopsy: Fabry disease?– comparative case reports

    Fabry Disease (FD) is a genetic disorder caused by alpha-galactosidase A deficiency. Certain drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, can produce renal deposits that mimic morphological findings seen in FD, characte...

    Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Juliana Reis Machado, Fabiano Bichuette Custódio, Maria Luíza Gonçalves dos Reis Monteiro, Shigueo Iwamoto, Marlene Freire, Marisa França Ferreira and Marlene Antônia dos Reis

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:157

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  3. Case report

    Novel mutation in the SLC12A3 gene in a Sri Lankan family with Gitelman syndrome & coexistent diabetes: a case report

    Gitelman syndrome (GS) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited salt-wasting tubulopathy associated with mutations in the SLC12A3 gene, which encodes for NaCl cotransporter (NCC) in the kidney.

    Chandrika Jayakanthi Subasinghe, Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Chula Herath, Knut Erik Berge, Trond Paul Leren, Uditha Bulugahapitiya and Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:140

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    A case report of severe calciphylaxis – suggested approach for diagnosis and treatment

    Calciphylaxis is a serious complication in patients with chronic kidney disease associated mineral and bone disorder. It can occur in conditions with low and high bone turnover. So far, there are no definite d...

    Margret Patecki, Gabriele Lehmann, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jessica Schmitz, Anna Bertram, Lars Daniel Berthold, Hermann Haller and Wilfried Gwinner

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:137

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  5. Case report

    Antenatal nephromegaly and propionic acidemia: a case report

    Propionic acidemia (PA) is a rare but severe recessive autosomal disease, presenting with non specific signs in the first years of life. Prenatal diagnosis is invasive (amniocentesis) and limited to suspect ca...

    Ségolène Bernheim, Georges Deschênes, Manuel Schiff, Isabelle Cussenot and Olivier Niel

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:110

    Published on: 30 March 2017

  6. Case report

    Successful multigravid pregnancy in a 42-year-old patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and a review of the literature

    For peritoneal dialysis patients, the likelihood of conception is low and the probability of getting through the pregnancy successfully is even lower. Almost 60 years after the first reported case of a success...

    Thiam Seong Christopher Lim, Malini Shanmuganathan, Irene Wong and Bak Leong Goh

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:108

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  7. Case report

    Daclatasvir/asunaprevir based direct-acting antiviral therapy ameliorate hepatitis C virus-associated cryoglobulinemic membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: a case report

    Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) dramatically improve the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. However, the effects of DAAs on extra-hepatic manifestations such as HCV-associated glomerulonephritis,...

    Michiko Shimada, Norio Nakamura, Tetsu Endo, Hideaki Yamabe, Masayuki Nakamura, Reiichi Murakami, Ikuyo Narita and Hirofumi Tomita

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:109

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  8. Case report

    Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome as the initial presentation of nail-patella syndrome: a case of a de novo LMX1B mutation

    Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the LMX1B gene and is characterized by nail dysplasia, skeletal abnormalities, and nephropathy. We herein report a case of s...

    Tomohiro Nakata, Ryo Ishida, Yuu Mihara, Atsuko Fujii, Yoshimoto Inoue, Tetsuro Kusaba, Tsuyoshi Isojima, Yutaka Harita, Chiaki Kanda, Sachiko Kitanaka and Keiichi Tamagaki

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:100

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  9. Case report

    Case report - atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome triggered by influenza B

    Influenza A infections have been described to cause secondary hemolytic uremic syndrome and to trigger atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in individuals with an underlying genetic complement dysregulati...

    Robin Kobbe, Raphael Schild, Martin Christner, Jun Oh, Sebastian Loos and Markus J. Kemper

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:96

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  10. Case report

    Intestinal goblet cell carcinoid presenting with recurrent sterile peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis: a case report

    Goblet cell carcinoid is a rare variant of appendiceal carcinoid with mixed endocrine and exocrine features. The most common symptom and signs are abdominal pain, acute appendicitis and palpable mass. Addition...

    Chih-Wei Chen, Jan-Show Chu, Li-Chun Hsieh, Chih-Chin Kao, Yen-Chung Lin and Hsi-Hsien Chen

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:62

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  11. Case report

    A novel case of renal pathergy reaction in a Behçet’s disease patient complicated by IgA vasculitis

    A pathergy reaction is defined as a hyperreactivity of the skin in response to minimal trauma, which is important in the diagnosis of Behçet’s disease (BD). However, a pathergy reaction may not be restricted t...

    Takaaki Higashihara, Akira Okada, Taiko Kusano, Kazuyoshi Ishigaki, Akira Shimizu and Hideki Takano

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:40

    Published on: 28 January 2017

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